SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : dbus-1 (SUSE-SU-2014:1724-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 83655


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


dbus-1 was updated to version 1.8.12 to fix one security issue.

This security issue was fixed :

- Increase dbus-daemons RLIMIT_NOFILE rlimit to 65536 to stop an attacker from exhausting the file descriptors of the system bus (CVE-2014-7824).

Note: This already includes the fix for the regression that was introduced by the first fix for CVE-2014-7824 in 1.8.10.

On fast systems where local users are considered particularly hostile, administrators can return to the 5 second timeout (or any other value in milliseconds) by saving this as /etc/dbus-1/system-local.conf:
<busconfig> <limit name='auth_timeout'>5000</limit> </busconfig>

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2014-121

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2014-121

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2014-121

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 83655

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1724-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-x11, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-x11-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dbus-1-x11-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdbus-1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdbus-1-3, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libdbus-1-3-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3636, CVE-2014-7824

BID: 69834, 71012

OSVDB: 111642